Losing your best employees? Here's how to change that
APRIL 19, 2017
Taking the temperature of your organization is important. Are your people happy? Do they feel recognized? The best leaders are connected to their organizations - they know if things are going well or something is awry. Furthermore, if something is awry, they're ready to take the steps to fix this.
Jostle Awards 2016: Finalists revealed!
APRIL 13, 2017
We’ve spent the last few weeks looking at more than 70 entries to Jostle Awards 2016 from 39 Jostle customers across the globe. These stories of people, purpose, and transformation wowed and inspired us. And now, it’s time to announce our finalists! Jostle News
Five for Friday: Remote teams
MARCH 23, 2017
Due to progress in technology, many of us no longer have to go to work to actually get work done. Some companies have even committed to being 100% remote. This saves time and costs, but it also presents challenges around company culture, employee engagement, and communication.
You are a human. Write like one.
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Remember that time you tried to update everyone with an email bulletin, employee newsletter, or intranet article? The one you hoped everyone would read? You remember. But nobody else does. Culture Clarity
The Essential Guide to Recruiting Performers
When your company needs to bring on new talent, it's tempting to do whatever it takes. But hiring just anyone isn't the solution. Download JazzHR's, The Essential Guide to Hiring Performers, to learn how you can create a scalable recruiting process that results in great hires.
Bringing positive psychology to the workplace
AUGUST 30, 2016
All the efforts we collectively invest in boosting employee engagement are to achieve happy workplaces. If we can deliver that, both engagement and productivity will soar. But getting there takes more than fun and jokes.
How to be a motivational leader - without carrots and sticks
JANUARY 18, 2017
Many managers, at one time or another, struggle to motivate their team. Getting people to give their best at work can seem like a complicated challenge. Leadership often falls back on over-simplified solutions, such as "carrot" and "stick" approaches. But surely there's more to motivation?
Improve employee engagement using recognition and reward
JANUARY 31, 2017
If you're suffering from poor employee engagement rates, it's time to do something about it. And that doesn’t mean throwing money at the problem. Recognizing and rewarding your staff through other avenues is often a far more effective solution. Culture Trust
Jostle is Ready to Rocket yet again!
MARCH 3, 2017
Vancouver, Canada (March 3, 2017) — For the third year in a row, Jostle Corporation has made the Ready to Rocket list for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.
Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?
Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.
How an intranet makes workplaces less complex
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report is a compelling read. Based on more than 7,000 survey responses from over 130 countries around the world, it actually shows that workplaces are changing for the better.
Dr. Marla Gottschalk joins Jostle’s Board of Directors
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Vancouver, Canada (October 27, 2016): Dr. Marla Gottschalk , workplace effectiveness expert and Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, has joined Jostle Corporation’s Board of Directors. Dr. Gottschalk specializes in workplace success strategies and organizational change.
5 workplace communication mistakes you should stop making
MARCH 22, 2017
Are your employees satisfied with how you communicate in the workplace? Sure, you may think you have good communication skills - people understand what you’re saying and what you want - but communication runs a lot deeper than that. Culture Clarity
Jostle Awards 2016: Call for nominations!
MARCH 1, 2017
Nominations are now open for Jostle Awards 2016! If you’re a Jostle customer, it’s time to tell us what you’re proud of - and let us cheer your achievements and triumphs! Jostle News Customer Voices
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
Five for Friday: Keeping good people
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
New research via Deloitte reveals retention and engagement are key concerns for 86% of business leaders. And for good reason. The competition for talent is fierce and the replacement cost of lost skills and knowledge is high.
How workplace design impacts employee engagement
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Although the nature of work is changing, many employees still spend a significant amount of time in a physical place of work, such as an office building.
Gender-diversity: Does your workplace have what women want?
MARCH 7, 2017
If you haven’t read Gallup’s report Women in America: Work and Life Well-Lived , you're missing out on critical information. Regardless of where you stand on the corporate ladder or the gender scale, I recommend the read.
Driving leadership with an intranet
JULY 27, 2016
Developments in cloud-based technologies have enabled business leaders to connect, collaborate, and demonstrate leadership to their employees in new and exciting ways.
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.
10 ways to connect people in your workplace
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Our Radically Better Organization of the Year Jostle Award celebrates customers who demonstrate amazing organizational transformation, regardless of company location, size or industry.
Five for Friday: Career resolutions and goals
JANUARY 6, 2017
January 1st is typically a time for reflection and resolutions. We look back at the previous year, set plans for improvement, and keenly step into the new year with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, by February, most of these resolutions have fallen by the wayside.
5 ways to improve your matrixed organization
APRIL 5, 2017
Matrixed teams are more prevalent than ever before. Gallup has found that a whopping 84% of employees are matrixed to some extent. This means fewer teams are structured traditionally (a group of people reporting up to just one individual) and less work is being done in a “traditional” way.
Five for Friday: Interviewing candidates
DECEMBER 16, 2016
It goes without saying - the interview is an essential step in the hiring proccess. It's a chance for both sides to meet, dig a little deeper for information and assess suitability. As an employer, you should know if the candidate is the right fit for the company by the end of this short meeting.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.
Five for Friday: Take charge
MARCH 17, 2017
Sometimes, daily work life can leave you feeling. a bit stuck. If you don't feel like you're achieving things - like smashing through milestones or learning new skills - work can become monotonous or even suffocating.
Leadership giving people a voice: a video chat with Per Scholas
AUGUST 2, 2016
How does Per Scholas, an IT training and placement non-profit, give everyone in their organization a voice? Leadership communications expert Kelly Vandever set out to learn more about this inspiring organization in the latest episode of her bi-weekly videocast, Permission to Speak.
Pros and cons of instant messaging in the workplace
OCTOBER 5, 2016
Instant messaging (aka chat) has become an important and easy internal communications channel for many organizations. And new instant messaging technologies continue to change the face of the workplace.
Five for Friday: Overworked
JANUARY 20, 2017
You're busy. Really busy. You've got too many emails. Too many people asking for help. Your to-do list is longer than your arm and your work-life balance is completely out of whack. Sound familiar? Then you're probably overworked.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.
What's the key to intranet success?
MARCH 29, 2017
Finding the right intranet can be a complex process. If you’re shopping around for one, you’ve probably unearthed a whole bunch of questions you didn’t know you’d have. What features should my intranet have? What exactly is a modern intranet?
Five for Friday: Flexible work
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
As we move into a more connected and digital age, it's becoming easier to work flexible hours or work remotely. However, there are many unknowns and questions surrounding this shift, including concerns for structure, productivity, and practical application.
Emoji fever: Workplace communication revolutionized
MARCH 31, 2017
Vancouver, Canada (April 1, 2017) - Jostle Corporation has made a bold and daring update to their cutting-edge intranet software. They've stripped out all written words from the platform and replaced them with emojis.
Five for Friday: Building workplace culture
OCTOBER 28, 2016
The topic of workplace culture is firmly on the agenda in today's workplace with its shifting demographics, new ways of working, and increasingly global business landscape. Building and sustaining a workplace culture that aligns with your organization's character and business needs can be difficult.
2016 Training Program Best Practices
Can you hear the collective groan when you launch that new compliance course? Do you get complaints both public and private from trainees about the uselessness of the training courses you've launched? Is there anything that can be done about it?
A Pure approach to workplace culture
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Our customer and two-time Jostle Awards winner, Pure, constantly impresses us with their unwavering commitment to building their culture and transforming their organization, one person at a time.